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In this course we will seek to “understand Einstein,” especially focusing on the special theory of relativity that Albert Einstein, as a twenty-six year old patent clerk, introduced in his “miracle year” of 1905. Our goal will be to go behind the myth-making and beyond the popularized presentations of relativity in order to gain a deeper understanding of both Einstein the person and the concepts, predictions, and strange paradoxes of his theory. Some of the questions we will address include: How did Einstein come up with his ideas? What was the nature of his genius? What is the meaning of relativity? What’s “special” about the special theory of relativity? Why did the theory initially seem to be dead on arrival? What does it mean to say that time is the “fourth dimension”? Can time actually run more slowly for one person than another, and the size of things change depending on their velocity? Is time travel possible, and if so, how? Why can’t things travel faster than the speed of light? Is it possible to travel to the center of the galaxy and return in one lifetime? Is there any evidence that definitively confirms the theory, or is it mainly speculation? Why didn’t Einstein win the Nobel Prize for the theory of relativity? About the instructor: Dr. Larry Lagerstrom is the Director of Academic Programs at Stanford University’s Center for Professional Development, which offers graduate certificates in subjects such as artificial intelligence, cyber security, data mining, nanotechnology, innovation, and management science. He holds degrees in physics, mathematics, and the history of science, has published a book and a TED Ed video on "Young Einstein: From the Doxerl Affair to the Miracle Year," and has had over 30,000 students worldwide enroll in his online course on the special theory of relativity (this course!)....



22. Juni 2017

This course is very comprehensive and well prepared material for understanding the Special Theory of Relativity. Larry (the instructor) is very expert and has broad knowledge in explaining the course.


8. Dez. 2019

Almost anyone can learn about the special theory of relativity from these lectures. I actually can't believe that I studied from a professor who teaches in the USA and in so simple way. I am grateful.

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von John M

8. Nov. 2020

Very interesting. Starts from nothing and builds well

von Nay W L

24. Mai 2020

Very nice course. A very ennobling experience indeed.

von sdoamy

17. Apr. 2018

Very helpful for me to prepare for the next semester.

von Mariana K S

1. Aug. 2017

Great course! The materia is covered in great depth.

von Hamza I

13. Sep. 2020

A very comprehensive and a well thought-out course.

von Peter H

15. Apr. 2020

Superb course and a superb lecturer. Thanks so much

von Candice M

23. Aug. 2021

Great teacher, I loved learning about this course.

von Nana H

26. Nov. 2020

Easy to understand and very motivating. Thank you!

von Narmadha K

27. Okt. 2020

Hi! Could you update my free certificate? Thankyou

von Defne T

26. Juni 2019

Very easy to understand! Great pace for beginners


21. Okt. 2017

Excellent teaching ..

Thank you so much professor.

von Wei-shun B

27. Sep. 2017

Very clear explanation with minimal prerequisites

von jauza a K

24. Juni 2022

I​ love this course! It's easy to understand it.

von G. D B

4. März 2022

J​ust awesome! My compliments to Dr. Lagerstrom!

von Maria J V

19. Dez. 2021

Excellent Course, congratulations and thank you!

von Marius G

6. Juli 2020

Clear and concise course on this exciting topic!

von Rajat B

1. Feb. 2019

great course that explains concepts really well!

von Ayman G

22. Mai 2021

Amazing Course , Great Instructor, Thanks a lot

von Luca S

16. Nov. 2020

you explained this course very well. thank you!

von Ann H

27. Dez. 2018

Superb course. Engrossing from start to finish!

von Richard J

12. Jan. 2017

great...but need some documents...or text book.

von Gustavo A T M

12. Apr. 2021

Thank you for the oportunity. Excelent course.

von Mohammed I

21. März 2018

Excellent Presentation by Dr Larry Lagerstrom.

von William L N

13. Sep. 2021

Excellent material and instructor. Thank you

von Jeffrey M

26. Juni 2021

Just awesome! Easy to follow and fascinating.